Every week I buy a box of oats at the grocery. We don’t use a whole box in a week. At least not usually. But it’s one of those ingredients that I know we use a lot of.
I don’t want to run out of oats. It makes the oat breakfast eaters upset.
But because we don’t use a whole box in a week, there’s currently a stash of 6 boxes of oats in the cupboard. I may have a problem.
I’m an oat hoarder.
But I know as soon as I stop buying oats, we’ll run out. There won’t be any for breakfast or a chocolate-craving batch of no-bake cookies.
(And because I’m on a confession roll, I’ll also admit to hoarding chocolate syrup. Please tell me I’m not alone!)
Thankfully, oats are part of a wide variety of recipes. Here are some of my favorite ways to use them:
- Homemade Grab and Go Snack Bars
- Cherry Oat Bars
- Smoked Sausage, Cabbage and Oat Soup – This uses steel cut oats.
- Slow Cooker Peaches and Cream Oatmeal